Grateful Dead Live at Knickerbocker Arena on 1990-03-25
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Subject: Night 2 at the Knick
Subject: Look for a fixed version of this soon.
This, IMHO, is the weakest of the 3-night Knick run...the first set is played well enough but doesn't really get itself off the ground until the last two numbers, which are absolute keepers - Bird Song and Let It Grow, the latter rather etheral, not 'tight' in the usual sense but quite drawn-out...see 10/31/91 for a reading much similar to this.
Set 2 opens dramatically with *Eyes*, and if you're interested to hear the genesis of the famous-beyond-all-eternity 3/29 version with Branford, start with this one - it's awesome, completely soothing, confident, mellowwwww....
wwww......and, unfortunately, the show never really surfaces from that sleepy, lulling state. They finally begin to come around post-Space, but by then its really too late, and Bobby starting up Around and Around is *almost* insulting....he just hasn't earned the right to declare that they "never stopped rockin'". When that tune has earned its place, its best done in the fiery wake of some mind-blowing jam, *not* the limp-to-the-finish-line attempt at Truckin' they go through here.
3/24 & 26 are so positively great you are best off with them, but keep a slot for the triptych of Bird Song, Let It Grow, and Eyes - that's a nicely done 40 minutes of music you can slap on as filler with your 3/24 sbd...certainly should have been the bit included on Dosin' way back when, *not* post-Space.
just my two cents, yo -
Subject: Thanks Tapers of Then!
Subject: nice sound
Subject: where is the 26th
Subject: Love this show...
eyes > sampson !!! I could listen to this pair of songs for eternity.
CDW, you need to seriously re-invest in your stereo. I've got a fat reference system, and believe me man, this recording is awesome. It sounds "like its going through pillows" because your system can't reproduce whats there.
Subject: Best of the Knick
Classic 1990 Eyes.
Subject: More chills from the knick
Subject: say what
Subject: where's 3/26
Anybody know why there was a Boa constrictor at Jerry's feet this night? Psylociben or not, I swear it was there!!
Subject: Clear as a Bell.
Subject: say what
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